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winter weather

  • Wind gusts between 80 and 100 miles per hour ripped through Colorado’s Front Range last week. By late afternoon, some sixty thousand people were without electricity. In the Four Corners region, high winds knocked out power to thousands more. Winter Storm Bankston started in California, dumping snow in the Sierras and Utah. Much-needed precipitation arrived in Colorado, but the wind wreaked havoc. For more on the science behind what fueled the storm, KGNU's Shannon Young spoke with Andrew Winters, Assistant Professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder.
  • A powerful winter storm brought snow and wind gusts of up to 60 miles per hour to the Four Corners region Tuesday night, causing widespread power outages, and in Shiprock, schools in the Central Consolidated School District were closed Wednesday; The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has sent a progress report to the state legislature on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Southwest Colorado went from summer to winter in the blink of an eye. But the draw of a powder day also means avalanche danger. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center issued an avalanche warning for the region on Friday. KOTO's Julia Caulfield talked with CAIC Director Ethan Greene about current conditions.
  • The National Weather Service is predicting below-average snowfall in the Four Corners this winter, due to the likely chance of La Niña conditions forming…
  • Parts of the Front Range hit 100 degrees over the weekend, then woke up to snow on Tuesday. Meteorologists will track whether the enormous swing set a new record in the U.S.
  • Colorado’s snowpack is right around average for this time of year. In the state’s southwest corner, snowpack is at 91% of its season-to-date…
  • Severe and moderate drought in the Four Corners has held steady over the past week, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor.Indian Country could be hit hard…
  • The Cortez City Council election will continue as scheduled with little effect from the coronavirus. Not licking your ballot envelope and using a damp…
  • The New Mexico Environment Department is hosting a listening session for Navajo Nation farmers affected by the 2015 Gold King Mine spill. From 2 to 8 p.m.…
  • Winters are warming faster than summers in many places, and colder parts of the U.S. are warming faster than hotter ones. The warming winter climate has year-round consequences across the country.